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About Vik Muniz: Interviews and More

Vik’s official website, with news updates, a virtual art gallery and a timeline of past shows.

Interview in BOMB Magazine
An extensive, wide-ranging interview covering the fertile ground of the ideas and inspiration behind Vik’s work.

The EGG Interview
Another excellent interview with Vik, with more details about his life and background.

The Web site for Vik’s public art project Clouds, which coincided with his show at the Whitney Museum, features pictures of the project (skywriter-drawn clouds over the New York skyline) and a critical essay.

The First Vik Muniz Retrospective, a review
“It's a Leonardo? It's a Corot? Well, No, It's Chocolate Syrup” New York Times, September 25, 1988.

Blind Spot
Blind Spot, an arts magazine co-founded by Vik, publishes new works by the world's most renowned artists and discovers vital new work by up-and-coming artists.

Vik’s Inspirations

Ovid’s Metamorphoses
“Ovid's Metamorphoses is my favorite book in the world,” says Vik.
The University of Virginia’s Electronic Text Center’s extensive holdings include Metamorphoses resources in English and Latin, with notes, verse links, images and lots more.

Magic: The Science of Illusion
The youth-oriented website for the California Science Center’s traveling exhibit Includes a brief history of magic, as well as explanations by famous magicians of popular illusions including Vik’s favorite, Harry Houdini.

The International Buster Keaton Society
Bio, picture and articles about the great vaudevillian actor, who was one of Vik’s heroes.

“Buster Keaton: The Man Who Fell to Earth”
This brief article on Keaton also includes selected short film clips from his early movies.


Close, Chuck. Chuck Close. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.

LeWitt, Sol and Garrels, Gary. Sol Lewitt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Muniz, Vik. Seeing is Believing. Santa Fe: Arena, 1998.

Ovid. Metamorphoses. Translated by Mary Innes. New York: Penguin, 1955.

Serra, Richard. Torqued Spirals, Toruses and Spheres. Steidl, 2002.


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